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Corporate governance


The Group

Corporate governance

Decentralized management

The diversity and geographic scope of our activities has led the Group to adopt a decentralized operational management. Our Group takes an approach focused on our core business and markets and is divided into four business groups, which are in turn made up of divisions corresponding to clearly defined markets. The managers of our operational divisions are responsible for running and developing their activities in the framework of the Group’s general strategy. Aside from legal structures, the Group’s customer-focused structure encourages the implementation of consistent policies within each activity. In order to accelerate the Group’s growth in Brazil, India, South Africa and China, Imerys appointed country managers to coordinate the local development of all business groups.

Implementing Corporate Governance best practice

On May 3, 2005, the company became a French public limited company with a Board of Directors. Since April 28, 2011, this has been chaired by Gilles Michel, Chairman and CEO. Imerys intends to continue implementing Corporate Governance best practice, in accordance with the AFEP-MEDEF Code.

Click here to view Imerys’s articles of association.

Click here to view the latest version of the AFEP-MEDEF Corporate Governance Code.

General Management

General Management

Since April 28, 2011, the company’s General Management has been under the responsibility of Gilles Michel, Chairman and CEO.


Executive Committee

The Group’s General Management is supported by an Executive Committee comprising Imerys’s main operational and functional managers.


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors permanently monitors management of the company by the General Management. Find out about its responsibilities, operating method and composition.

Specialized Committees

Specialized committees

Four specialized committees with a consultative role have been created, under the responsibility of the Board of Directors. The Board benefits from their advice and recommendations when preparing its decisions. Find out about their role and composition.

Internal Control

Internal control

The internal control system covers all companies in Imerys’s consolidation scope. Find out its fundamental principles.

Imerys is based in over 50 countries and has 250 industrial sites.

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